Adjective "Abortive" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Abortive


    Definition:

    1. failing to succeed; unsuccessful: an abortive rebellion; an abortive scheme.

    2. born prematurely.

    3. imperfectly developed; rudimentary.

    4. Medicine/Medical. producing or intended to produce abortion; abortifacient. acting to halt progress of a disease.

    5. Pathology. (of the course of a disease) short and mild without the usual, pronounced clinical symptoms.

    6. Botany. (of seeds or pollen grains) imperfect; unable to germinate.

    Examples:

    "uprisings can be abortive."

    "attempts can be abortive."

    "coups can be abortive."

    "attacks can be abortive."

    "talks can be abortive."

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